4″ – 5″ Trees

Application: Trailers

Durable and Versatile

The model 55DTG is part of the Trailer Mounted family that comes with the same durability and reliability as the rest. It can handle trees up to 5" in diameter, comes with a hydraulic lock and tongue, and is made with AR500 spade material.


Trailer Length 236″
Trailer Width 96″
Tree Trunk Diameter 4″ – 5″
Root Ball Width 52″
Root Ball Depth 48″
Root Ball Weight (approx.) 3,600 lbs
Total Machine Weight 10,500 lbs
Transport Height 11′
Blade Tower Height (down position) 80″
Gate Opening 30″

Meet the 55DTD

Control your tree spade with ease using cabled controls or from anywhere with a wireless remote that allows for easy operation.

Gate hinges designed for stressful conditions, our spades feature heavy-duty gate hinges that beat the competition for longevity.

Our blade edges are the toughest in the business, cutting through not only tough root systems but allowing you to dig in tough soil conditions. Dig in just about any conditions with ease and minimal annual maintenance.

Anyone can learn how to operate a BIG JOHN spade with minimal instruction and successfully dig a tree in a matter of minutes. Maintenance requirements are simple, quick, and affordable with a minimal time commitment to keep your spade at peak performance.

Made with top grade plastics for heavy duty use, our slide blocks dig for thousands of tree moves with ease and simplicity. Fewer moving parts, no bolts to rust, and no small plastic parts to keep track of make the simple design of BIG JOHN spades last decades longer.

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